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What part of your coin collection have you seen in person?

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blue-m
Joined: 11-Nov-2013
Posts: 246
Had a chance to revisit Wat Phra Keaw in Bangkok this weekend. Seen on Thailand 1 baht.


Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
I don't have a photo - but 4 of our 5 coins have allegorical scenes (2 birds, a generic Maori mask and a depiction of the Endeavour off Mt Taranaki/Egmont in 1770.



The 20 cent coin - bottom right shows a carving called Pukaki. This was carved in the 1840s and originally stood above a gate at the entrance to a Maori pa.



It was in the Auckland Museum when I saw it, but now has been moved to the Rotorua Museum, which has been closed for years following earthquake repairs!
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
HongKongCoinCollector
Joined: 27-Feb-2019
Posts: 122

Here's the Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam. I took this while I was on holiday. It's a composite image with the note superimposed onto the picture because the pesky camera wouldn't focus on both at the same time.
I've also been to the famous hexagonal lava pillars at the East Dam of the High Island Reservoir, which is featured on the newest set of banknotes just released last year, but I don't have a similar picture.
Often things turn up in unexpected places.
Keep looking! ;-)
qwerty844448
Joined: 10-Apr-2019
Posts: 19
my country is really small and I can confidently say that I have seen all the places that are depicted on our coins.



5 cents: Esplanade
10 cents: HDB (public housing)
20 cents: Changi Airport
50 cents: The Port
1 Dollar: Merlion (Unfortunately they have decided to demolish the one at Sentosa)
Every coin is a piece of art
Mr. Midnight
Joined: 10-Mar-2017
Posts: 1169
the Rhode island state quarter is a favorite of mine because the place depicted is a place I love.

I have sailed in Narragansett bay many times over the years, passing under that bridge to race "outside".
Jamais l'or n'a perdu la plus petite occasion de se montrer stupide. -Balzac
Moneytane
Joined: 28-Jan-2014
Posts: 583
The London Charles I statue in Whitehall, dates from the 18th century and originally stood in the Strand



Any inkling where the designer may have got the pose from (All that is missing is the sword) and its possible that was taken down.
I love coins, both old and precious and also change coins. If its round and shiny, it will garner my interest. I also collect stamps and have an abiding interest in History, Archaeology,  and Social Issues.  I also worship the musical god Prince.
JRo69
Joined: 9-Jul-2015
Posts: 708
I have been to the Lincoln Memorial (USA 1 Cent) and the Statue of Liberty (New York State Quarter).


Nope, not my personal pics.

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